Management Group

The Management Group is responsible for the management of the affairs of the Association according to its Rules and Objectives. In particular it:

  • Provides a structure to support the improvement of ringing throughout the Association.

  • Provides sound, practical advice to towers and ringers on matters relating to safeguarding, health and safety and insurance, informed by current legislation and good practice as adopted by the Central Council.

  • Organises and sets the Agenda for the AGM in April, the General Meeting and Inter-District 6 Bell Competition (typically in June) and the General Meeting and Inter-District 8 Bell Competition in October.

  • Manages the Association’s assets and finances, and recommends membership subscription fees to the October General Meeting.

  • Recommends alterations to the Association’s Objectives, Rules, District boundaries and Striking Competition formats as and when appropriate, with due regard to proposals received on these matters from the membership.

  • Appoints the following officers:

Bell Consultants (Mike Banks, Robin Lyon
Safeguarding Officer (Janet Foulds)

The Management Group works on behalf of the members to maintain and improve the DDA. We meet frequently to address a wide range of routine matters and emerging issues and our deliberations are recorded informally in the News section for your benefit:

Please do provide feedback on our activity either by adding a comment to the News item (you will need to register and login as a member to do so). Alternatively, if you would like us to consider specific matters, please contact the appropriate member of the group:

Jane Boden (General Secretary)
Richard Brooke (Southern District)
Rev Harold Dobbin (Central District)
Glen Fiddy (Peak District)
Don Jones (President)
Lynne Newton (General Treasurer)
Rev Clive Thrower (Vice President)
Neil A Westman (Chesterfield District)

You may also wish to contact one of the Trustees (John Fisher, Martin Whiteley) who oversee the groups activities.